REFLECTIONS

Leveraging Women’s Self Help Groups with a New App

Courtenay Cabot Venton | April 27, 2017
April 27, 2017|

We are honored in the work that we do to come alongside inspiring people with inspiring ideas to make cool things happen in the world for people Read More

The Ethical Challenge of the Image of God in the 21st Century – Human Rights and Beyond

Dr. J. Richard Middleton | March 9, 2017
March 9, 2017|

This is the first post in an ongoing forum on the topic “What Practical Relevance Does the ‘Imago Dei’ Have for the Advance of Human Rights, Peace, Read More

A New Approach to Gender-Lens Grantmaking

Neera Nundy, Musimbi Kanyoro & Emily Nielsen Jones | February 17, 2017
February 17, 2017|

This post is a re-release of an article that originally appeared in the Stanford Social Innovation Review but was adapted to appear in the Spring 2017 edition Read More

Wholeness of Life in Lwala & Beyond: The Faith & “Philanthropos” Back Story Behind the Founding Of A Kenyan NGO

Craig Parker | January 16, 2017
January 16, 2017|

In our first blog post, we described our mission of "philanthropos" (love of humankind) and how this has drawn us into an incredible web of inspiring people Read More

Ending 2016 with Gratitude, Angst, and Hope

Debra Veth | December 16, 2016
December 16, 2016|

Each year in December the IDF team takes time to reflect back on the year that’s ending and plan for the coming year. This is usually a Read More

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NEWS FROM THE FIELD

Strong Women, Strong Girls wins Boston Club Advancement Award

April 28, 2017
April 28, 2017|

Strong Women, Strong Girls, which supports at-risk girls in grades 3-5 using college and middle school mentors, focusing on the study of female role models, has received The Boston Club’s 2017 Advancement Award. The Award will be used to expand a training program developed with the YW Boston to build mentors’ racial and cultural awareness. Read More

Tostan is Looking for a New CEO

April 27, 2017
April 27, 2017|

Building on Tostan's tremendous success, we are excited to embark on a new journey as we seek an exceptional individual to work with our talented founder, Molly Melching, along with the Board of Directors, and our African team to lead the organization into a new strategic era of expanded reach, partnerships, and impact. ~ Dr. Cheikh Mbacke, Chair of the Board, Tostan Read More

Reimagining Refugee Solutions: An Open House Event with RefugePoint on May 16, 2017

April 26, 2017
April 26, 2017|

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, from 5:30-6:30pm 689 Massachusetts Ave, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139 Every day, we read in the news troubling stories of refugees and wonder what we can do to help. Even in the midst of refugee bans and dangerous journeys, we can all do something to help refugees resume normal lives. Come visit us at RefugePoint for a casual open house and a short presentation about the emerging needs of refugees. Join us (and invite a friend!) to learn about the refugee crisis and about how we can help refugees improve their own lives. We will discuss Read More

Philanthropy Women is scaling up!

April 26, 2017
April 26, 2017|

Philanthropy Women is scaling up! Consider subscribing to receive updates on the latest developments, research, and breakthroughs in philanthropy by and for women at all levels of giving toward a wide range of issues that empower not just women and girls, but whole communities. Kiersten Marek, founder of Philanthropy Women, divides her time between her social work practice and writing/editing for Philanthropy Women and has a fabulously curious mind to spot trends in philanthropy and use her platform to spotlight and dig deeper into the many facets of women-led giving and social change. "We want to track all this progress”, Read More

Love Giving Well: Philanthropy as Pilgrimage – New Book Released!

April 24, 2017
April 24, 2017|

"When I co-founded the Imago Dei Fund, Mark Petersen became a friend, partner and guide on my journey of learning to give with heart, soul and strategic impact. I was drawn to Mark's signature humble, wise, and highly collaborative approach to philanthropy which gave me a window into how one could embrace – with joy and a sense of humor – the tensions and power-imbalances implicit in philanthropy. This book is a treasure trove of insights and inspiration born out of 15 years of collaborative philanthropy. This book is a gem of a guide to help you on whatever pilgrimage Read More

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